More than 40 alumni ranging from the classes of 1957 to 2012 attended the Punahou Alumni Association Mid-Atlantic (PAAMA) Fall Pa‘ina on Oct. 10, 2012, at Ping Pong Dim Sum Restaurant in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. The event kicked off a new season for the Mid-Atlantic regional alumni group.
PAAMA Fall Pa'ina (slideshow)
Les Baer ’67 shared upcoming activities and events, including a community service event in November, a winter event on January 12 with visiting Punahou staff, the Hawaii State Society’s Inaugural Ball on January 20, and a spring event in March in Philadelphia with Punahou President Jim Scott ’70. Les also announced the official name change for the regional alumni group from MAPAN to PAAMA (Punahou Alumni Association Mid-Atlantic), which highlights and strengthens the group’s ties to the Punahou Alumni Association. Ned Culhane ’02 also announced the creation of a new PAAMA subgroup within the Punahou Alumni Professional Network on LinkedIn and encouraged folks to join.
Attendees included nearly a dozen alumni attending college in the D.C. area, a few transplants new to the area from locales such as Japan and New York, and longtime residents who were attending a PAAMA event for the first time. PAAMA would like to recognize the following individuals for helping to make the Fall Pa‘ina a great success: Les Baer ’67, Myca Ferrer ’05 (Ping Pong marketing and sales manager), Ned Culhane ’02 (photography), Megan Strand ’00 (volunteer coordinator), as well as Jan Zastrow ’74 and Shannon Brown ’07 for volunteering their time during the event.
Punahou alumni in the mid-Atlantic region encompassing Delaware, Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia may contact PAAMAemail@gmail.com to be added to the distribution list and may join the PAAMA Facebook Group to learn about upcoming events.